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Post by Stanley » 20 Apr 2018, 04:21

Never a fan of his Comrade but then I have a built in antipathy to most TV presenters.....
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Post by Tripps » 20 Apr 2018, 10:31

I was never what you'd call a 'fan' but I liked 'In It To Win It' , which was perhaps the cruellist game show, in that the person who got most questions right, and contributed most to the prize fund, could end up with nothing; whilst some one who got into the final round by total luck, put in nothing, and guessed the correct answer, could win all the money.

A sort of metaphor for our times? Something the Windrush children could relate to? :smile:

I bet most did not realise he was an ‘écrivain manqué’ , and I doubt you'll like him more when you read this - which I find quite a clever piece of writing, and hard to believe he actually wrote.
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Post by Stanley » 21 Apr 2018, 03:34

As you say David, surprising. The bit that grabbed me was " I was still emotionally stretched after a particularly traumatic episode of The Kardashians from the night before! ". I think that highlights the areas where his views differed from mine.....
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Post by Stanley » 22 Apr 2018, 05:08

Verne Troyer has died. I was never a fan of the Austin Powers films, I remember him from the James Bond films and Harry Potter. I liked him and always recognised that being the shortest man in the world (allegedly) must have had its pressures. (LINK)
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Post by PanBiker » 22 Apr 2018, 08:50

I don't think he was is any of the Bond films Stanley.
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Post by Big Kev » 22 Apr 2018, 11:54

PanBiker wrote:
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I don't think he was is any of the Bond films Stanley.
It was Hervé Villechaize in the Bond films.
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Post by Stanley » 23 Apr 2018, 02:59

Ah, in that case I have got my persons of short stature mixed up!
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Post by Stanley » 29 Apr 2018, 03:59

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I have just heard that my old and valued friend John Robinson died on Saturday 'in great pain'. He had cancer.
There is nothing useful to say. He was part of my life.
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Post by Wendyf » 29 Apr 2018, 07:54

Sorry for your loss Stanley.

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Post by Tizer » 29 Apr 2018, 09:20

That's a sad loss for you Stanley.
Nobody should die `in great pain' from cancer these days - the medics can provide powerful pain relief. Was he denied the drugs or did he refuse them, I wonder?

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Post by Stanley » 30 Apr 2018, 03:33

I don't know but that was what his wife said and she was with him when he died.
Bad timing because on a personal note, there is a message waiting for me at the surgery which I suspect is connected with my blood results..... They were muttering about kidneys. I am, understandably, a bit apprehensive!
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Post by Stanley » 13 May 2018, 09:30

News this morning that Dame Tessa Jowell has died. The brain tumour got her. A brave woman......
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Post by Stanley » 16 May 2018, 05:12

Tom Wolfe, American author, has died. See THIS for a Guardian obituary.
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Post by Stanley » 23 May 2018, 05:15

Another American author is dead. Philip Roth has died aged 88.
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Post by Nolic » 24 May 2018, 06:53

Clint Walker has died aged 90. He was Cheyenne Bodie in the TV series Cheyenne, very much a boys favourite. Nolic
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Post by Tripps » 21 Jun 2018, 19:00

I doubt this will have an impact on many, but Private William Speakman VC. died today.

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Post by Stanley » 22 Jun 2018, 01:41

Sorry to hear that. I met him once. We were talking about when he won his VC and he said it was all a big surprise, "he just went mad for a few minutes".
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Post by Cathy » 22 Jun 2018, 05:42

Koko the signing Gorilla has died today aged 46.
God bless.
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Post by Stanley » 23 Jun 2018, 03:10

I saw that report Cathy and it made me sad. 46 is a good age for a Gorilla but I wonder if he had a happier life than he would have had in the wild......
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Post by Cathy » 23 Jun 2018, 09:59

My understanding is that Koko was a female , she was very maternal to small animals that were given to her for eg kittens, she cared for them as if they were her babies.
Oh... and she really liked Robin Williams, in the photo, maybe because he was hairy and a male. :smile:
She very probably lived a much better life because she was a 'rescue' gorilla.
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Poetry jumps species_ Koko the Gorilla turns 40, announces ___.jpg
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Post by Stanley » 24 Jun 2018, 03:47

I saw the end of a TV programme on her last night and will go back to it. From what I saw she was quite amazing and very gentle.....
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Post by Tripps » 26 Jun 2018, 18:52

I'm watching my (almost ) nightly fix of 'Pawn Stars' when they say it is in tribute to the 'Old Man' who died yesterday - that's a shame. Richard Benjamin Harrison
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Post by Tizer » 13 Jul 2018, 08:56

Battle of Britain pilot Tom `Ginger' Neil has died: LINK

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Post by Stanley » 12 Aug 2018, 04:07

V S Naipaul, the Nobel Prize winning author has died in London aged 85. See THIS BBC obituary.
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